The 2011 FIBT World Championships was supposed to be held in the Eugenio Monti track but the track lost the bid due to some issues with the City of Cortina.
The Eugenio Monti track is a well-known Bobsleigh and skeletontrack, situated in Cortinad'Ampezzo, Italy. The track has been named after Eugenio Monti (1928-2003), who was an Italian Bobsledder. The town of Cortina d'Ampezzo introduced Bobsleigh events here in 1905. Special water piping was constructed so as to allow the freezing of track. The track was employed for the International event first times in 1928 at the International University Winter Games. The track underwent renovation in 1936 to meet the standards of the competitive tracks such as the St.Moritz, Switzerland and the Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The Eugenio Monti track underwent renovations for the second time after the World War II in 1948. All the turns were rebuilt, and the track was strengthened. The Eugenio Monti track previously had 16 curves but was shortened after the 1981 FIBT World Championships. At present, it has 13 curves.
The Bobsleigh event of the 1999 FIBT World Championships was also held at the Eugenio Monti track.
The track hosted the 1939 FIBT World Championship that saw the death of Reto Capadrutt, the Swedish Bobsledder.
The Eugenio Monti track played host to the 1956 Winter Olympics.
It hosted the Bobsleigh event of the 1981 FIBT World Championship.
The track played host to the Bobsleigh event of the 1966 FIBT World Championship.
The Eugenio Monti track was selected to host the Bobsleigh event of the 1989 FIBT World Championships.
The track hosted its first FIBT World Championships in the year 1937.
The Eugenio Monti track was selected to host the 1960 FIBT World Championship.
It has hosted the 1950 and the 1954 FIBT World Championship.